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Bill moving through legislature could close 3 Mississippi universities

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www.wcbi.com – Joey Barnes – 2024-02-26 12:41:01

SUMMARY: A bill in Mississippi's , Senate Bill 2726, is proposing the closure of three universities by June 2028. The Institutions of Higher Learning would have to choose which schools to close by June 2025. An on-campus listening would also be required as part of this . The bill would allow some programs from the closed schools to be transferred to surviving universities in the state. Currently, the bill is in the universities and colleges committee, and it must pass out of committee before being considered by the entire Senate or House of Representatives. For more information, the full bill can be found at SB2726.

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Entertainment District looks to draw people in

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www.wcbi.com – Aundrea Self – 2024-04-19 18:24:18

SUMMARY: Customers in Starkville can now get a branded cup for their open container of alcohol in the Entertainment District. Restaurants and hotels in this area received branded “Go Cups” as part of an ordinance passed in 2020 that allows patrons to licensed premises with alcohol. The cups feature Starkville's and a QR code linking to information about the district. These cups aim to draw more people into the Entertainment District and showcase what it has to offer. Businesses in the area already drinks to-go, and the branded cups promote the district to tourists and locals.

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8 schools in our area receive ‘Military Star Schools’ recognition

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www.wcbi.com – Aundrea Self – 2024-04-19 16:27:42

SUMMARY: Eight schools in the area have been recognized by the Mississippi Department of Education as “Military Star Schools” for their of military families and of service members. These schools include Lowndes Elementary and High Schools, New Hope Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, Aberdeen Elementary School, Annunciation Catholic School, and Columbus Christian Academy. Schools with this designation must have a dedicated school liaison for military families and professional for staff to meet the needs of military and families. The designation lasts for two years and was established by Governor Tate Reeves in February 2022.

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Mississippi lawmakers go back and forth on education funding

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www.wjtv.com – Richard Lake – 2024-04-19 16:09:10

SUMMARY: Mississippi lawmakers are debating public education before the end of the 2024 Legislative . The House is pushing for the INSPIRE Act, which aims to more funding to underfunded schools and special needs . Opponents are urging caution in overhauling the current funding system, calling for input from experts to understand potential consequences. The Senate's plan involves making minor adjustments to the current MAEP formula. The final on education funding will impact the future of education in Mississippi and its impact on students.

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